Instagram security tool helps users recover hacked accounts
The photo- and video-sharing social networking site introduces a feature that seeks to beef up Instagram user accounts with added security.
Twitter taps into machine learning to stop abusive content
The company enforces a hateful conduct policy against content that incites fear, which has since been expanded to include content that dehumanises.
YouTube takes on TikTok, Instagram with short-form videos
The online video-sharing platform introduces a beta version of its short-form video service, to better compete with rivals TikTok and Instagram Reels.
Online shopping boom leads to social commerce trend
PayFast reveals Gen Z’s growing influence on SA’s e-commerce landscape, as this generation moves local shopping to social media platforms.
SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed
The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.
Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub
The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Instagram moves to protect minors, blocks unsolicited contact
The photo and video sharing social network blocks direct messaging between teens and adults, which it says protects privacy and keeps people safe.
Global app downloads breached 200bn in 2020
2020 saw a record number of downloaded mobile apps globally, with demand expected to accelerate in 2021, says the App Annie State of Mobile report.
Facebook, Twitter stocks tumble after Trump ban
Twitter and Facebook stock fell drastically in pre-market trading yesterday.
US states sue Facebook amid Instagram, WhatsApp unbundling push
A group of US states sues Facebook for anti-competitive behaviour, with the Federal Trade Commission pushing for the unbundling of Instagram and WhatsApp.
Girls around the world are abused on social media
New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.